For Immediate Release

Contact: Edna Lanieri, 504.293.4723 or

Longue Vue House and Gardens is pleased to announce a new Taste+Pair garden-to-table dining program that combines delicious food and drink with a world of culture. Guests are invited to dine at Longue Vue's magnificent eight-acre estate and learn a bit of "edible education" from local chefs and drink experts in this hour and a half, quarterly program.

The first Taste+Pair event is scheduled for Thursday, January 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and features the savory food of Chef Dan Esses of Three Muses paired with sumptuous wines brought to guests by Beth Ribblett of Swirl Wine Bar. The theme for the inaugural session is "Italian Carnival" to complement the Mardi Gras season, while exploring the sundry food and wine of Italy. Tickets are $45 per person and available now at

About Longue Vue House and Gardens
Founded by philanthropists Edith and Edgar Stern, Longue Vue is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an interactive Discovery Garden for children. This National Historic Landmark serves as one of New Orleans' premier education and cultural resources. Longue Vue is open seven days a week to the public for tours of the home and gardens, special events and programs. Visit for more information.